British Columbia to Hold 'Super' Tourism Conference
The Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) and the host associations of the BC Hospitality Industry Conference, including the BC Hotel Association (BCHA), Alliance of Beverage Licensees of BC (ABLE) and the BC Lodging and Campgrounds Association (BCLCA), announced that they will be merging their two independent conferences into one "super" event for the tourism and hospitality industry in 2012.
From Nov. 4-6, professionals from all regions of our province will meet in Vancouver for the first ever combined tourism and hospitality conference, according to a news release.
"This is truly an exciting opportunity for the hospitality and broader tourism sectors to come together as a unified industry demonstrating our resolve to work together to continue to grow tourism and grow business in 2012 and beyond," says Lana Denoni, chairwoman of TIABC.
Building on the success of each of previous events, the new combined conference will offer a wider variety of workshops, exciting new keynote speakers and the unprecedented opportunity to bring government and industry operators together. For the tourism industry, in which hospitality plays an integral role, it presents a unique chance to capitalize on our strength in numbers and come together as one of British Columbia's most important economic drivers and creator of jobs.
Conference organizers are hosting a naming contest – submissions are due in by end of day on Feb. 27. The submitter of the winning entry chosen by the committee will win a complimentary registration, valued at $500, to the event. Visit www.hospitality-trade.com or www.bctourismindustryconference.ca for the contest guidelines and more information on how to submit an entry.